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A Collection of Prints after the Sketches and Drawings of the late Celebrated Giovanni Batista Cipriani, Esq., R.A.

(1789)


Original 225-year-old Aquatint, Stipple engravings by Richard Earlom


Sheet size: about 18½ x 12½ inches • Image size varies
(note: some damp staining in margins, not affecting image on some plates)

Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727–85). Italian artist Giovanni Battista Cipriani was noted for his historical paintings and murals and especially for his pen and ink drawings. He was one of the first exponents in England of neoclassicism and played an important part in directing 18th-century English artistic taste.

Richard Earlom (London, 1743 - 1822): One of the greatest eighteenth century mezzotint and stipple engravers, Richard Earlom was apprenticed to the London based engraver, Cipriani, in his youth. He began work for John Boydell in 1774, taking five years to create the two hundred plates which comprise the Liber Veritas set. These engravings showed the world the remarkable effects a combination of mezzotint and etching could produce on landscape art and gained for both Earlom and Boydell a long lasting fame. In fact, in the following century, these Earlom mezzotints directly influenced the landscape art of Turner.

 

Art Studying Nature
Art Studying Nature

Cephalus and Procris
Cephalus and Procris
$125

Boys Asleep
Boys Asleep
$150

A Philosopher Studying
A Philosopher Studying

The Death of Dido
The Death of Dido
$150

Boys Playing
Boys Playing

Boys at Harvest
Boys at Harvest

Diana and her Nymphs bathing
Diana and her Nymphs bathing

The Apotheosis of Hercules
The Apotheosis of Hercules

Esculapius
Esculapius

A Study for Moses and Joshua
A Study for Moses and Joshua
$150

Neptune and Sea Nymphs
Neptune and Sea Nymphs
$175

Time
Time

Boreas carrying away Orythia
Boreas carrying away Orythia

Our Saviour at the Well
Our Saviour at the Well

The Salutation
The Salutation


Perseus and Andromeda
Perseus and Andromeda

A Figure of an Old man
A Figure of an Old man
$150

A Study for an Ecce Homo
A Study for an Ecce Homo
$185

Orlando rescues Olimpia from the Sea Monster
Orlando rescues Olimpia from the Sea Monster
$225

The Happy Family
The Happy Family
$325

The Death of Orpheus
The Death of Orpheus

Diana and her Nymphs
Diana and her Nymphs
$225

Boys at Blind-Man's Bluff
Boys at Blind-Man's Bluff


Coriolanus
Coriolanus
$175

Aurora
Aurora

Spring
Spring

Summer
Summer

The Shepherds in Arcadia
The Shepherds in Arcadia


Hercules
Hercules
$325

Minerva
Minerva
$325

A Magdalen
A Magdalen
$375

 
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